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Q: I have a tin Pepsi-Cola tray that is 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. I think it's original. Can you tell me how old it is and how much it's worth?

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Pepsi-Cola was invented in 1898 but was not trademarked until 1903. This image of a coy girl was used on Pepsi-Cola trays in 1910, but the trays had an elaborate border with the words "Delicious" at the top and "Healthful" at the bottom. Your tray may be a more recent reproduction. Several different Pepsi-Cola logos have been used. The one on your sign is called "double dash" because the words "Pepsi" and "Cola" are separated by two dashes. The modern logo with a single hyphen was introduced in 1951. All types of Pepsi-Cola memorabilia are collected, and reproductions are being made. An original tray could sell for about $1,000.
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#1 old photo of military bandcsparkman1107 2010-09-10 05:23
i have an old photo of a band in the military. i orginanly thought it was civil war but was told few times it looked like WWI. it is attached to an army green piece of cardboard and is stamped "photo be j.l.h. landry 17th inf. band" i would like to know more about the photographer and how to find out more about the band and which war they photo was from.

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